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Spring and Fall Ultra Marathons on Chicago's Lakefront

Chicago Lakefront Ultras

Ultramarathon races with a multi-decades rich history run semiannually every Spring and Fall along Chicago's scenic Lakefront!

Current The next in our series of semiannual races is scheduled for Saturday October 30th, 2021 at our Northside Location. For complete Race Detail and Registration options click into Chicago Lakefront Ultras on RunRace.net/clu.
Locations For a variety in racing experiences, Chicago Lakefront Ultras maintains two racecourse locations.
Northside Location - Foster Avenue Beach.
Start/Finish Area is near the Foster Avenue Beach House, on the east side of Lake Shore Drive:
5200 N Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60640
GPS: 41.97716, -87.64757
Southside Location - Jackson Park.
Start/Finish Area is near 63rd Street Beach, on the west side of Lake Shore Drive:
5700 E Hayes Drive
Chicago, IL  60649
GPS: 41.78140, -87.57690
Start Times 50 Mile: 7:00 AM (11-hour time limit)
50 Kilometer: 8:00 AM (9-hour time limit)
Early Start Option Early starts are available to any runner who submits a request by Wednesday, three days prior to race day, however early starters might not qualify for podium awards (overall or age group).
If you would like to start early, please contact Jeff Fleitz at info@chicagoultra.org and let us know of your intentions.
Please remember that early starters or those that finish after the race time limit will be recognized as finishers in the results but may not qualify for overall nor age group awards.
Recognition for Individual and Course Record Performances If you are planning to set a record at this Event that you want to be recognized by USATF, you must contact us as early as possible before registering for the Event to inform us of your intentions, and to discuss the USATF's requirements for recognition of your achievement.
Awards
  • Special Recognition Awards to Top Overall Female and Male.
  • Belt Buckles for 50-Mile Finishers.
  • Medals for 50-Km Finishers.
  • Age Group Awards in 10-Year Divisions for Female and Male.
Quality Tech Shirt For all registered participants.
Aid Stations
  • Details pending and may change under circumstances of the languishing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The start/finish turnaround location may be the only manned aid station and will be stocked with water, Tailwind, Coke, Mountain Dew, and a variety of food items.
  • There will be a drop bag area at the start/finish location for runners to access their own hydration, nutrition, and clothing needs.
  • Runners are strongly encouraged to carry their own bottles or hydration vest in order to complete each out and back loop self-sustained.
  • Details for how the aid stations will be set up to ensure safe and healthy measures are maintained will be emailed to participants closer to the race date.
Registration Online Race Detail, Registration, and Who's Registered at RunRace.
       
Packet Pickup No Friday packet pick up. Pick up on race morning at runner check-in.
More Information e-mail: info@chicagoultra.org
web: RunRace.net/clu
Volunteer Information Please sign up at Chicago Lakefront on RunRace.net/clu under the Registration tab. Thank you!